The Industry Advisory Board of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering

The Advisory Board was founded on 13 July 1995 with the particular objectives of:

  • improving the collaboration between the companies involved on the one hand and Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, especially the Faculty of Automotive Engineering, on the other,
  • shaping the content of the study programmes so it is of practical relevance and
  • providing places for student interns and Bachelor students.

Members of the Industry Advisory Board

Gerhard Baum, Schäffler AG

Gerhard Beninga, Daimler AG

Dr. Jochen Hagel, AKKA Digital Germany and Central Europe

Dr.-Ing. Michael Holzer, Audi AG

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus-Dieter Carle, Audi AG

Michael Dimitrov, Porsche AG

Dr. Simon Edwards, Ricardo Deutschland GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Emmert, TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Enderle, Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Gerhardt, Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr. Jochen Hagel, AKKA Digital - Germany and Central Europe

Dr. Michael Hilgers, Daimler AG

Gerhard Hofmann BMW Group AG

Dr. Christian Müller, bMBtech Group GmbH & Co. KGaA

Jens Nebel, EDAG Engineering AG

Dr. Otmar Scharrer, MAHLE International GmbH

Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Walliser, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Heiko Weller, Robert Bosch GmbH

Ida Wolf, Daimler AG

and the holders of the following offices in the Faculty of Automotive Engineering:


Academic Director

Associate Deans

Director, Internship Office

Specialisation coordinators

Honorary members

Dr. Uwe Mohr, Mahle International GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Schöpf, Daimler AG, Bereichsvorstand Entwicklung Pkw

Prof. Dipl.-Ing., Prof. h.c. Gerhard Walliser, ehem. Dekan der Fakultät Fahrzeugtechnik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Wilken, ehem. Fa. Behr

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